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    See a list of all reservable picnic shelters in city parks.

    Shelter house rentals may be made online or by visiting the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office at 401 N. Morton St., Suite 250 in City Hall, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sorry, we cannot take shelter reservations over the phone.

    Shelters are available for rental April 1 through October 31. Reservations are available year round on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Shelter rental fees are per day, regardless of how long you actually use the shelter. Shelters are rented to only one party per day, and shelter rental times are from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.

    Cascades Park (Lower) - Sycamore Shelter $82/weekdays, $97/weekends and holidays
    Located in the lower portion of Cascades Park. Bathrooms (open seasonally) are a part of the building, and the shelter has a large grill, electrical outlets, lights, fireplace, water, drinking fountain, playground access, and a large parking lot. It is wheelchair accessible. Maximum 75 people.

    Cascades Park (Lower) - Waterfall Shelter $72/weekdays, $87/weekends and holidays
    Located in the lower portion of Cascades Park. This shelter houses approximately 75 people. It has electrical outlets, lights, fireplace, playground access, large grill, and a volleyball court nearby. The drinking fountain is currently out of order, and is scheduled for repairs in spring 2022.

    Lower Cascades Park has two 200' fenced ballfields with lights. Lower Cascades Park ballfields are located at 3601 N. Old State Road 37. For reservation information, contact Scott Pedersen at 812-349-3774 or



    One of the city park system's largest and most accessible playgrounds is located at Lower Cascades Park. Seasonal restrooms are available just south of the playground.